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Shoot for the Stars
     

Shoot for the Stars

by Dwight Howard
 
Bigger-than-life Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard added "recording artist" to his résumé with the release of Shoot for the Stars, an 11-track collection of classic "sports jams" that finds the Olympic gold medalist/NBA All-Star backed by a gang of enthusiastic kids and some of the industry's finest session players. To be fair, Howard is no

Overview

Bigger-than-life Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard added "recording artist" to his résumé with the release of Shoot for the Stars, an 11-track collection of classic "sports jams" that finds the Olympic gold medalist/NBA All-Star backed by a gang of enthusiastic kids and some of the industry's finest session players. To be fair, Howard is no Shaquille O'Neal, as he actually has a decent set of pipes, and the performances, although occasionally goofy -- the basketball-themed reworkings of "U Can't Touch This (Howard Time)" and "Whoomp (Hoop) There It Is" are hardly subtle -- are immaculate, even if they're just aping the original recordings. Shoot for the Stars' title track, the lone original, is a sentimental midtempo ode to being a team player, good sportsmanship, and positive thinking, and in a world where highlight reels are inundated with horrific injuries, stupid dances, and locker-room controversy, it's hard not to start bobbing your head in time to its simple refrain of "Aim high with your heart."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2010
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018311427
catalogNumber:
83114
Rank:
280906

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Performance Credits

Dwight Howard   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Luis Conte   Percussion
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass
Loren Harriet   Keyboards
Tony Moore   Drums
Kidz Bop Kids   Background Vocals
Aalany McMahon   Background Vocals
Jina Ellis   Background Vocals
Jeremy Sanchez   Background Vocals
Jay Bala   Background Vocals
Harrison Moulton   Background Vocals
Dutch Lennon   Background Vocals
Dana Vaughns   Background Vocals
Cole Fletcher   Background Vocals
Cole Bailey   Background Vocals
Claire Bailey   Background Vocals
Bella Barbosa   Background Vocals
Becca King   Background Vocals
Audrey Cabrera   Background Vocals
Matthew Judge   Background Vocals
William Riddle   Background Vocals
Valerie Gaitan   Background Vocals
Trevor Caitlin   Background Vocals
Taili Sherwood-Kong   Background Vocals
Rowdy Lennon   Background Vocals
Roman Lennon   Background Vocals
Rocky Kuner   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Harry Belafonte   Composer
Michael Jackson   Composer
Guadalupe Pineda   Composer
Kipp Lennon   Vocal Assistance
Michelle Lewis   Composer
Demetrios Pappas   Composer
Talley Sherwood   Engineer,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Loren Harriet   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Craig Balsam   Executive Producer
Cliff Chenfeld   Executive Producer
Jason Ross   Cover Illustration
Justin Gray   Composer
Tony Moore   drum programming
Yoshiaki   Composer
Frantantuno   Composer
Perren   Composer
Mizell   Composer
Dwight Howard   Whistle
Kevin Samples   Executive Producer

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